Postgraduate

Graduate Certificate in Minerals and Energy Management

Gain a general management skill-set through a customised course with a resources sector focus.

Contact us

Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia (M355), 35 Stirling Highway, Perth, Western Australia 6009

Telephone

131 UWA (131 892)

International

(+61 8) 6488 1000

Hours

8.30am - 5pm AWST, Monday - Friday

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

Explore the career opportunities available to you.

Career Pathways

The course will provide a career ‘accelerator’ within the resources sector – and also a potential entry pathway to the resources sector for professionals from other industry sectors.


The course will provide a career ‘accelerator’ within the resources sector – and also a potential entry pathway to the resources sector for professionals from other industry sectors.


Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course.

Domestic Student Fees

Indicative annual course fee
2024
Full-Fee Paying Place $40,300.00

Eligible Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) students can use the HECS-HELP loan program to pay their tuition fees. For Full-Fee Paying (FFP) places, students are charged an annual course fee.

Find out more information about tuition fees, or visit the fee calculator for a more accurate cost.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

International Student Fees

There is no current fee information available for this course. Please visit the fee calculator to browse course fees from a previous year, or other courses.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below

Admission Requirements

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;
and
(c) at least two years professional experience in a relevant occupation; or
(2) significant work experience including at least 5 years with a material level of responsibility.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on—
(a) a curriculum vitae and two satisfactory referees, as recognised by UWA.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

Minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT
COURSE ENTRY

Application requirements

Applicants should submit their application online with the following documentation. High-quality colour scans of original documents are to be uploaded into the application portal prior to assessment.

  • Original proof of citizenship (one of the following):
    • passport (and visa if necessary)
    • birth certificate
    • Australian Citizenship certificate
    • Original academic transcripts (unless previously from UWA)
  • Proof of English language competency
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) outlining your professional work experience
  • Two referee names and contact details (these can be included in your CV)

Note: Hard-copy original transcripts and degree certificates from previous studies may be requested at any time as part of the process of verifying the authenticity of any documents provided with an applicationRead more here about uploading scanned documents.

If you need assistance with the application process, please contact our Future Students Team.


COURSE ENTRY

How to apply

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We'll guide you through our entry requirements, admission pathways available to you and application deadlines for your chosen course. 

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Course details

About the course

A specially designed graduate certificate for resources-industry professionals with technical and commercial backgrounds in mining/metals and oil/gas, who are seeking to advance their career, typically from technical roles towards general management positions.
Graduate Certificate in Minerals and Energy Management

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Part-time only
Delivery
  • On-campus
  • Partially Online
Starting dates
  • Trimester 1, 2, 3
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment is 12 hours per week per unit, which includes 3 weekly contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 43200
CRICOS code
  • 432001
Graduate Certificate in Minerals and Energy Management
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Part-time only
Delivery
  • On-campus
  • Partially Online
Starting dates
  • Trimester 1, 2, 3
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment is 12 hours per week per unit, which includes 3 weekly contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 43200
CRICOS code
  • 432001
Full time/part time duration
  • 1 year
Graduate Certificate in Minerals and Energy Management

Important dates

Intake Periods
  • Trimester 1, 2024
  • Trimester 2, 2024
  • Trimester 3, 2024
Application Open
  • T1: Closed
  • T2: Closed
  • T3: Open now
Application Close
  • T1: Monday 8 January 2024
  • T2: Monday 22 April 2024
  • T3: Monday 29 July 2024

Refer to Admissions Requirements for information on eligibility criteria and how to apply.

Course structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

You'll learn to

  • analyse the strategies of resources companies.
  • understand the commodity-market cycle and market economics.
  • understand the investment climate for mineral commodity developments.
  • understand the social impact and environmental impact of minerals developments and ways to maximise shared value.
 

UWA MBA graduates earn  highest salaries nationally

Graduates of the UWA MBA program earn the highest salaries in Australia, almost $200,000 per annum after completing their course, at an average age of 34 (QS Top Universities Global MBA Rankings for 2021).

Practical learning

  • Real-world case studies of challenges facing the senior decision-makers in resources companies are studied.
  • Techniques to improve your management skill set for the resources sector are covered.
  • Tools for operational improvement in resources can be applied in your workplace.
  • Verbal and written communications skills will assist your career development in the resources sector.
  • BHP, Woodside, Chevron, Clough, St Barbara, Resource Capital Funds and others are long-term resources-sector supporters of the UWA Business School.
  • Lecturers of the Graduate Certificate have extensive industry contacts in the sector – and guest speakers who are leaders in the resources sector often deliver bespoke lectures into the program.

Flexible and personalised study

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You will complete four units in intensive block-teaching or weekly lecture mode. Some units, including the cornerstone 'Strategic Management of Resources Companies' (MGMT5524), are available as online offerings in addition to face-to-face delivery.

By taking the core unit 'Strategic Management of Resource Companies' and choosing from a range of option units, you'll tailor your course to suit your career plans, professional development and personal growth.

Our academics

Dr David Blyth

"The Graduate Certificate in Minerals and Energy Management at UWA is a great vehicle for mining industry professionals seeking to expand their professional knowledge base. They get to study with future industry leaders and it offers a valuable potential entry pathway to an MBA."

-Dr David Blyth, Principal, 2nd Horizon Consulting, and Adjunct Associate Professor in the UWA Business School


Why study this course

  1. Enhance your resources sector knowledge to a general management level from technical level. 
  2. Deepen your knowledge of decision-making practice and processes in the resources sector, through enhanced financial and economic understanding of organisations and mineral markets.
  3. Understand value-based strategies, the related corporate and technical risks, and the different business models deployed in the global minerals and energy sector.
 

Master of Business Administration (Social Impact)

Deciding to study an MBA (Flexible) with a specialisation in social impact is a strong and committed decision to fusing business and social impact together to benefit community, business and yourself. Students of the GCSI can progress into the MBA (Social Impact) as part of the MBA (Flexible). The course draws on the GCSI courses for the social impact specialisation.

Accreditation

     

The UWA Business School is accredited through both EQUIS, the European Quality Improvement System, and AACSB, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. These are the leading business school accreditations in Europe and North America respectively, meaning that your business degree will be recognised by employers around the world.

Industry connected

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Our Business School courses are influenced by the Business School Board, a group of industry leaders who ensure content remains current and students are prepared for their chosen career when entering the workforce as well as giving a key insight into what employers are looking for when hiring graduates.

Strong industry contacts will give you the added advantage of growing quality networks to draw on when you graduate. We have 30+ corporate supporters, who have included ATCO, Bankwest, BDO, BHP, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Macquarie Group, Mitsubishi, UniBank, Woodside and more.